Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Class (9/30/09)

Today in science we took a quiz on ecological concepts that we have studied this year. Following the quiz, students worked on a pondering change question sheet and a pondering change data sheet. Both of those sheets go with the bottle biology activities. There is NO homework due this week.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Class (9/29/09)

Today in class we finished stocking our bottles. We spent a fair amount of time working on our inventory data sheets. In addition, we took two CPS quizzes on reading charts and the other on general ecology questions. There is no homework due right now.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Class (9/28/09)

Today in science we finished construction of our bottles and started the inventory process. Students started filling out their "Taking Inventory Data Sheets" packet. Tomorrow will be the last day dedicated to bottle biology.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Class (9/25/09)

Today in science we continued our bottle biology. Most students are nearing the end of the contstruction portion and are starting to fill in their mini ecosystems. There is no homework other than the science collection.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday Class (9/24/09)

Today in class was all about Bottle Biology. Students designed and started to build their mini ecosystems.
Don't forget about the homework that is due tomorrow. The graph and gold fish lab report will be handed in. Expect a short CPS quiz on our introduction to ecology terms that we have been discussing in class.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Class (9/23/09)

Today in class we started Bottle Biology after we  had a short power point presentation on an introduction to ecology. The power point can be viewed on this blog. Remember the homework due on Friday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wednesday Power Point

Science Collection

Click on the following link for more information on your science collection. A due date will be announced next week. It will be sometime in late October. Remember, if you have a question or problem....let your science teacher know!

Tuesday Class (9/22/09)

Today in class we went over the lab stations. In specific, we focused on graphing and observation. We spent time discussing the science collection. Finally, we did a CPS quiz on graphing.

Homework Alert: Due on Friday: Gold Fish Lab Report and Graph. Don't forget your 2 liter bottles tomorrow!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday Class (9/21/09)

Today in class we finished up the station work that was started last week. Tomorrow we will recap the stations and move ahead.

Homework Alert: students are to bring 2 2 liter pop bottles to class on Wednesday. However, if your family does not have any, don't go to the store to buy them. If you have extra at home, please bring them in.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Class (9/18/09)

Today in class the students completed two more of the stations that we started yesterday. Currently there is no homework. On Monday we will write a detailed blog description about the science collection.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday Class (9/17/09)

Today in class we started a group of science lab stations revolving around gold fish. The main focus of these labs is the scientific method.
The stations that students are rotating around include:
1. Gold Fish observation lab
2. Gold Fish Drawing and label station
3. Science Collection Introduction
4. Gold Fish Scientific Process Lab
5. Graphing and reporting station.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wed. Class (9/16/09)

Today in class we did two activites from the "capturing kids heart" curriculum. Tomorrow we begin our first set of science lab stations.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday Class (9/15/09)

Today we did a pre year common assessment test. This test is used to gauge current student understanding of the topics we are going to cover this year. Information from this test will help the teachers plan for a successful year! This is not graded.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Class

Today in class we developed our social contract on how we are going to treat each other this year in science class. There is no homework!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday CLass (9/11/09)

Today in class we did some "capturing kids hearts" activities. One activity was a notecard information sharetime. The other activity was one minute speeches. There is no homework!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday Class (9/10/09)

Today in class we spent some time at the start to learn names. We then completed an introductory lab called the penny lab. This is done to gauge where student understanding is in the scientific method. The lab can be found at

Great day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wednesday Class (9/9/09)

Today in class we had introductions of class memebers and teachers. This included watching i movies about Mr. Malefyt and Mr. Wandel. Students had time to fill out some information as well. 

Welcome to the 2009/2010 School Year!

To all 7th graders...welcome to our science blog. Hopefully you will find this a help to your success this year as a science student. To the right of this posting you will find a link to our resource pages. Feel free to explore! Our first unit will be Basic Ecology.